Press Releases

June 12, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce Drinking Water Protection Project In West Virginia

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $18,300 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to support the implementation of an Underground Injection Control Program in West Virginia. This project will ensure that sources of drinking water are protected from underground injection activities.“Every West Virginian deserves to have clean water to drink and clean air to breathe … Continue Reading


June 12, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $90K To Expand COVID-19 Support Services In West Virginia

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $90,088 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support the West Virginia Primary Care Association in providing training and technical assistance to community health centers across West Virginia. This funding will strengthen health center operations and capacity to ensure access to comprehensive primary care services to … Continue Reading


June 12, 2020

Manchin Urges USDA To Support Programs To Help West Virginians Access Healthy, Affordable Food

Charleston, WV - This week, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led 18 colleagues in a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue to express concerns about how a lack of access to healthy, affordable food is hurting low-income communities and communities of color during the COVID-19 pandemic. To help address the disproportionate impact of the crisis on these communities, Senator Manchin urged Secretary Perdue to identify and prioritize programs at the USDA … Continue Reading


June 12, 2020

Manchin Bill Requires Governor To Give COVID-19 Pandemic Funding To Local Governments

Washington, DC - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) introduced the Local Government Relief Act which directs states governments to provide local governments with the funding received through the CARES Act, per the U.S. Department of Treasury’s recent guidance. The Local Government Relief Act would require all states to provide 45% of the funds they received through the Coronavirus Relief Fund to local governments under 500,000 by June 30th. If states are not able to do so, they … Continue Reading


June 11, 2020

Manchin Secures West Virginia Priorities In FY21 National Defense Authorization Act

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), secured provisions in the SASC markup of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21), a vital piece of legislation that authorizes defense funding and provides authorities for our military to defend the nation. On Wednesday, the SASC voted to report the NDAA to the full Senate. The FY21 NDAA authorizes $740.5 billion dollars including $636.4 billion … Continue Reading


June 10, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $7.7 Million To Help West Virginians Experiencing Homelessness Due To The COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $7,725,944 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program through the CARES Act to assist West Virginians currently experiencing homelessness due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the daily life of every West Virginian, and many of our friends and neighbors … Continue Reading


June 10, 2020

Manchin Applauds $196 Million For West Virginia Hospitals Through Provider Relief Fund

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today applauded the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announcement of $10 billion in Provider Relief Fund payments with $196,971,716 for 13 West Virginia safety net hospitals that serve our most vulnerable citizens.“Today 13 West Virginia hospitals received welcome news that they will be receiving $196 million from the HHS Provider Relief Fund to support hospitals affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. While this funding is a … Continue Reading


June 10, 2020

Manchin Speaks On Senate Floor On Great American Outdoors Act Impact On West Virginia

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Ranking Member of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, again took to the Senate floor to discuss the Great American Outdoors Act. In March, Senator Manchin introduced this bipartisan legislation that provides mandatory permanent and full funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and addresses the $21 billion maintenance backlog in national parks and other federal land management agencies.“To date, 54 of the 55 … Continue Reading


June 10, 2020

Manchin Bill To Help Families, Children, And Youth Experiencing Homelessness Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) introduced S. 3923, the Emergency Family Stabilization Act. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, this legislation creates a new emergency funding stream overseen by the Administration for Children and Families within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide flexible funding for community-based organizations to meet the unique needs of children, youth, and … Continue Reading


June 09, 2020

Manchin Listens To West Virginia Local Health Departments On COVID-19 Impact

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) participated in a call with local health departments across West Virginia on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their providers, receiving enough medical supplies, and caring for West Virginians through this global healthcare crisis.“Our healthcare providers have been on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic since day one and continue to work diligently to provide their fellow West Virginians with quality care. Today I heard … Continue Reading


June 09, 2020

Senate Votes 80-17 To Take Up Manchin's Great American Outdoors Act

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Ranking Member of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, took to the Senate floor to discuss the Great American Outdoors Act before the Senate voted 80-17 to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill. In March, Senator Manchin introduced this bipartisan legislation that provides mandatory permanent and full funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and addresses the $21 billion … Continue Reading


June 08, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.4 Million For Iaeger Water And Waste Disposal Management

Washington, DC - Today U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,400,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for the Town of Iaeger in McDowell County to provide sewer service to 295 West Virginians. This expansion will also work to improve water quality for Tug Fork and its tributaries, protecting local water supplies. “I am pleased the USDA is investing in Iaeger and its citizens. … Continue Reading


June 08, 2020

Manchin HOME Meals Act Introduced In U.S. House Of Representatives

Washington, DC - Today the Helping Our Most Elderly (HOME) Meals Act, introduced by U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) in the Senate last year, was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Members Filemon Vela (TX-34), John Katko (NY-24), and Lucy McBath (GA-6). Meals on Wheels (MOW) recently conducted a survey on the demand for home-based meal delivery systems, which highlights the need for Congress to increase funding programs across the country.The bipartisan, bicameral HOME … Continue Reading


June 08, 2020

Manchin Praises Funding For Wheeling Streetscape Project

Charleston, WV - Today U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) praised the announcement of $25 million in funding for the Wheeling Streetscape Project. The Wheeling Streetscape Project will enhance safety and accessibility, beautify the downtown area, upgrade critical downtown utility systems, and help attract new businesses and downtown housing investments.“It is great to see Wheeling finally receive the funding needed to complete the Wheeling Streetscape Project to revitalize their downtown … Continue Reading


June 05, 2020

Manchin Hosts First Virtual Listening Session With Reverend English

Charleston, WV - On Friday evening, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) hosted a virtual listening session with Reverend Ronald English and other leaders in the faith community via Facebook Live. The listening session was the first of the From Hurt to Healing series that aimed to amplify African American voices and encouraged every West Virginian and American to think about how we can move forward toward an equal and more just society.“I am grateful to have had Reverend Ronald English … Continue Reading


June 05, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $10 Million for Head Start Programs

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $10,082,592 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support Head Start programs across West Virginia.“As a longstanding supporter of Head Start programs, I know early education is an essential part of our children’s lives and will ensure a brighter future for generations of West Virginians. Head Start programs serve … Continue Reading


June 05, 2020

Manchin Applauds $11.7 Million In ARC Funding For West Virginia Projects

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded the allocation of $11,785,000 from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for projects to improve communities across West Virginia. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Manchin advocated for an increase in ARC funding to directly benefit rural states like West Virginia.“The ARC supports projects across West Virginia that improve our state. These funds will be used to strengthen rural health, … Continue Reading


June 05, 2020

Manchin Questions VA On Veteran Testing Issues And Clarksburg VAMC Investigation

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) questioned Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert Wilkie and Dr. Richard Stone, Executive in Charge of the Veterans Health Administration on Veterans having issues with receiving and paying for drive-through and mobile COVID-19 testing as well as an update on the Clarksburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) investigation into the deaths of up to 11 Veterans in 2018.“Veterans are having a hard time, they’re confused about the testing, … Continue Reading


June 04, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $1 Million For West Virginia Primary Care Association

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $1,081,056 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the West Virginia Primary Care Association (WVPCA). This funding was made available through the State and Regional Primary Care Associations program and will help support WVPCA in providing healthcare services to West Virginians across … Continue Reading


June 04, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce Addiction Medicine Fellowship Funding At WVU

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $379,709 to increase the number of accredited addiction medicine and addiction psychiatry fellows at West Virginia University (WVU). This funding was made available through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and will support WVU in training addiction specialists to benefit West Virginia communities with behavioral and … Continue Reading

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